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Vikings encouraging Xavier Rhodes’ physical play while refining it

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings are still working to refine Xavier Rhodes’ game, while encouraging him to be as physical as he can with receivers.

Rhodes leads all NFL cornerbacks with nine penalties for defensive holding or pass interference, and up next is a matchup on Sunday with Chicago Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery and referee John Hussey, whose crew leads the league with 20 flags thrown per game.

“Xavier is going to be a big, physical corner and I’m not going to change the way he plays,” coach Mike Zimmer said Friday. “I’m going to keep telling him…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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